I am Yours

The breath in our lungs

Every inhale

Every exhale

Is because You allow it

 

The flow of blood in our veins

Every heart beat

Every contraction

Is a gift from You

 

The length of our days

Every second

Every moment

Is a loan You have given us to spend

 

You own me completely

Life is a gift

Yet You have given me the freedom of what I do with it

I choose to follow You

Grounded

I sink my feet in

Into the cement of Your Word

It wraps around my legs

I am locked into its grip

 

The earth quakes beneath

The four winds of uncertainty

Strike me from every side

But I am not moved

 

Economies fail and empires fall

Predictions miss their mark

The unthinkable becomes reality

But nothing can shake Your Word

 

For every challenge

I have a promise

I have a truth for every lie

I have a hope which is anchored in heaven

Truth

Truth

Sharp as a knife

Precise as a scalpel

Remove the lies in me

 

Truth

Bold as a sword

Direct as a laser beam

Cut away deception’s bonds

 

Truth

Open my eyes

Unplug my ears

So my heart can take you in

 

Truth

Ferment in my heart

Germinate in my soul

Become a part of me

Hunger

Fill me O God

But never let me stop being hungry

Drench me

But may I always thirst for more

 

Let my heart be an ocean

That forever breaks its borders

Increase my capacity

Extend the depths of my soul

 

When the well within me

Becomes a cesspit of despair

I will turn to Your Word

To purge me of my doubt

 

May I not seek quick thrills

Let my mouth not be spoiled by cheap pleasures

May I always turn to You

For the satisfaction of my soul

 

 

 

The Burning Bush

Your fire burns in me

The flames engulfing my heart

No darkness can quench what You’ve started

It burns brighter and brighter every day

 

The bush was set on fire but it was not burnt up

You do not take pride in destruction

Likewise, Your flames do not harm us

They bring about a new beginning

 

Like gold You purify us

Our deeply embedded sin You separate out of us

You kindle a fury against this world’s injustice

And we go out like blazing torches

Hope

You shone Your light

Into my dark world

Pierced the night of my sorrows

With a ray of hope

 

The black mist over my eyes

Melted away as Your truth

Lit up the path before me

Like beacons on a runway

 

You led me back

To the path of Your calling

Led me from my wandering

To the straight path

 

I cling to Your Word

Like a cast adrift sailor

Grips to a buoy

You keep me from going under